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In today's economy, globalisation and digitalisation continue to change business - creating new markets, breaking markets, breaking down barriers to entry, blurring the boundaries between industries and increasing regulation.

The potential impact of digital expansion on markets is increasingly a global issue. At the same time, climate and social change open up new possibilities for trade agreements based on sustainability and other non-economic public interests. Vertical restraints are a growing area of focus as market dynamics create distribution relationships.

Abuses of dominant position are an important issue across Europe, attracting a growing number of investigations, decisions and fines. Dawn Raids have become frequent in many jurisdictions and companies are increasingly being advised to include these events in their risk management planning.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our team is specially designed to understand your business needs and advises companies on how to comply with competition law.

We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities in these areas:

  • Company mergers
  • Training
  • Competition Proceedings
  • Distribution Relations
  • Horizontal and vertical Cooperation Agreements
  • Private Enforcement
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Unfair Trade

We have an in-depth knowledge of how competition law applies in practice across different markets and with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide advice close to our clients’ needs.


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02/08/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial...
Part 4 - Ex­pec­ted im­pact of the EU Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence Reg­u­la­tion, the meta­verse as a work­place In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. The emer­gence...
01/08/2022
State aid: Amend­ments to the European Com­mis­sion's Tem­por­ary Crisis Frame­work...
On 20 Ju­ly 2022, the European Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted an amend­ment to the Tem­por­ary Crisis Frame­work for State aid meas­ures to sup­port the eco­nomy fol­low­ing Rus­si­a's ag­gres­sion against Ukraine. The amend­ments...
29/07/2022
Air­line slots: The European Com­mis­sion presents to the Coun­cil and the...
On 12 Ju­ly 2022, the European Com­mis­sion is­sued a pro­pos­al for a reg­u­la­tion sub­mit­ted for ap­prov­al to the Coun­cil and the EU Par­lia­ment to al­low the air­line slot re­gime to re­spond in a more flex­ible man­ner...
27/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the...
Part 3 - Data pro­tec­tion chal­lenges, the im­port­ance of cy­ber­se­cur­ity, ad­vert­ising reg­u­la­tion in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world...
20/07/2022
The Gen­er­al Court of the EU con­firms the Com­mis­sion de­cision on the Finnish...
On 22 June 2022, the Gen­er­al Court of the EU con­firmed the leg­al­ity of the European Com­mis­sion de­cision of 9 June 2020 ap­prov­ing the pub­lic re­cap­it­al­isa­tion of Fin­nair for an amount of around EUR 500 mil­lion...
19/07/2022
Leg­al is­sues in the meta­verse / Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs...
Part 2 - Trade­marks and copy­right, NFTs and civil law prin­ciples in the meta­verse In our first art­icle, we ex­amined the nature of the meta­verse, the shared vir­tu­al world. In the meta­verse, trade in vir­tu­al...
15/07/2022
EU­'s Gen­er­al Court con­firms Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral policy in...
Un­der Art­icle 22 of the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion (EU­MR), na­tion­al com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies have the pos­sib­il­ity to re­quest re­fer­ral to the Com­mis­sion of any mer­ger, which does not meet the thresholds of the...
12/07/2022
The European Com­mis­sion ac­cepts In­sur­ance Ire­land’s com­mit­ments re­gard­ing...
In­sur­ance Ire­land is an as­so­ci­ation of com­pan­ies cov­er­ing more than 90% of the Ir­ish mo­tor in­sur­ance mar­ket. It provides to its mem­bers a sys­tem for ex­chan­ging in­form­a­tion in or­der to de­tect fraud or...
24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
23/05/2022
Ten key takeaways of the draft re­vi­sion for the EU mer­ger con­trol pro­ced­ure
Fol­low­ing its eval­u­ation of pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al as­pects of EU mer­ger con­trol, on 6 May 2022 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished drafts for a re­vised Mer­ger Im­ple­ment­ing Reg­u­la­tion (in­clud­ing Form...
12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
11/05/2022
The Gen­er­al Court of the EU con­firms the leg­al­ity of the res­cue aid to...
On 4 May 2022, the Gen­er­al Court of the EU con­firmed the leg­al­ity of the Com­mis­sion's de­cision ap­prov­ing res­cue aid of 36.66 mil­lion EUR from Ro­mania to the air­line TAR­OM. It found that the aid was in­deed...